Christopher Robin said to Winnie the Pooh, “I have something to tell you.”

“Is it nice?” Pooh asked.

“Not really,” Christopher Robin said, forlorned.

“Then it can wait,” Pooh said.

“It can? How long?” Christopher asked.

“Forever and ever.”

I overheard that on a movie this morning and was so struck by how profound it was! It’s along the lines of “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say nuttin at all,” but it hit me in a different way. It’s not just that you shouldn’t say it, it’s that you don’t need to. Life’s too short. People are too precious. The not nice stuff can wait.